Dividing Rational Expressions
After studying this lesson, you will be able to:
 Divide rational expressions.
Dividing fractions is done by leaving the first fraction as it
is and then multiplying by the reciprocal of the fraction
following the division sign.
Multiply by the reciprocal is all you have to do.
Example 1

Since we are dividing fractions, we
multiply by the reciprocal 

Now, we follow the rule for multiplication 

Nothing factors or cancels, so we just
multiply 
Example 2

Since we are dividing fractions, we
multiply by the reciprocal 

Now, we follow the rule for multiplication 

Nothing factors or cancels, so we just
multiply 
Example 3
Example 4

Since we are dividing fractions, we
multiply by the reciprocal 

Now, we follow the rule for multiplication 

Factor and then cancel 

Don't leave the numerator empty  put a one to hold
the place. 
